Student Centered Learning

Schools exist so that students can learn. Therefore, the focus of what happens in the classroom should be the students and not the teacher. The teacher is no longer the expert who hands out knowledge; instead, the teacher becomes the facilitator of the investigation where students influence the shape and path of learning and take some responsibility for the process. It has been shown that having a certain amount of ownership of one’s own learning is very motivating and causes the learning to become more significant.

As we are all life-long learners, it is important that our students become equipped with the skills to construct meaning from new information by relating it to existing knowledge. We aim for learning placed in the context of real, everyday life. This includes changing the focus from content facts (which, in time, may be shown to be incomplete or even incorrect) to processes and skills which allow the student adust to new situations.